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Liver Transplant Program

Cleveland Clinic’s Liver Transplant program has over 30 years of experience and is one of the largest in the nation.

Liver Transplant Program

Our expert hepatologists, skilled in diagnosing and treating all forms of liver disease, work hand-in-hand with our surgery team to manage your care through the entire transplantation process.

Cleveland Clinic Performs its First Laparoscopic Living Donor Surgery for Liver Transplants

Cleveland Clinic Performs its First Laparoscopic Living Donor Surgery for Liver Transplants

Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed the Midwest’s first purely laparoscopic living donor surgery for liver transplantation in an adult recipient. The advanced procedure is available at only a few hospitals worldwide, and Cleveland Clinic is the second U.S. academic medical center to offer this approach for living donor liver transplantation.

Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Abraham Aviv with his daughter Shiri and her boyfriend, Nikko. (Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic)

Minimally Invasive Transplant Surgery is Transformative for Living Liver Donor’s Recovery

Oct 30, 2019

“He’s young, strong -- who would want to do this? But he insists. He says, ‘You need it. And I’m ready.’”
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Adam Levitz liver transplant recipient and Rabbi Ephraim Simon living liver donor

Rabbi Donates Second Organ to Stranger, Saves Dying Father of Three

Feb 11, 2019

"Being a donor is my way of thanking God that I can bring a husband back to his wife, a father back to his children."
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Mark and David hope to raise awareness for the importance of living donor liver transplantation.

Strangers No More: Living Donor and Liver Transplant Recipient Climb Mountain Side-by-Side

Dec 3, 2018

“I feel like I’m back to where I was four years ago, thanks to Mark. He is one of those rare people who will unselfishly do what he can for someone in need.”
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